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PBS
Jul 19, 2011 5:00am EDT
britain, he apologized to the british public for the hacking scandal. the real question is what will be amended in a select committee today on questions on whether or not there was a cover-up. this has shaken many of the foundations of the british political scale. >> four decades, -- for decades, rupert murdoch has towered over britain's. but what will remain of him? has this shifted the balance between politicians and media in britain? >> the relationship became too close. we all want the support of newspaper groups and broadcasting organizations. do we spend enough time asking questions how these organizations are regulated? there is a new chance to do that. that is what we are born to do today. >> a spotlight a listing on the relationship between the british and the media elite. politicians in the former leaders are distancing themselves from news corp.. >> the politicians are pleased about that. >> as the murdoch's in a prepared for the committee, some believe it is a moment for catharsis for politicians. will the day-to-day dealings with politicians and lobby correspondence chan
CNN
Jul 19, 2011 2:00am EDT
be suspicious suggesting it was a suicide. this scandal is rocking britain but seems ready to explode here in the united states. the fbi investigating whether a news corp journalist tried to hack into the phones of 9/11 victims and survivors. calls in congress for a investigation. the fbi also says it's aware of reports that actor jude law's phone was hacked while he was in new york. the scandal shows no sign of slowing down. quite the contrary. possibly being replaced as the ceo of his own media empire. a man whose customer base is the whole world. anyone who watches "glee" or reads the "wall street journal" or anyone that goes to the movies or reads books. we have jeffrey toobin and matthew chance. and brian stelter. brian, we'll start with you, rupert murdoch stepping down in the world of media, that's a wow. true or maybe? >> right now it's a maybe. news corp will not deny the bloomberg report on the record. what they say on background, people around the company say there was no meeting today to talk about it. you can tell that's not a real denial. they may want this out h
CNN
Jul 18, 2011 9:00pm EDT
? and as rupert murdoch prepares to address members of parliament in britain tomorrow, how serious is this moment for him and his company? >> it's dreadfully serious for rupert murdoch, his family and his company. the company itself i don't think is in jeopardy. it's the second or third largest media company in the world, but murdoch's aura of invincibility is gone. his lieutenants are apples falling from the tree. his argument it was a few rotten apples is discredited. it's really a barrel problem. he has to deal with that, and he knows in coming days, not just in his testimony tomorrow, but in coming days, there will be more apples that will be revealed to have been rotten. he has a lot to answer for. >> i can say from my experience, editing a newspaper for him and this was, five, six years before any of this phone hacking began, but certainly when i worked for him, he wanted his editors toagl of the things would you expect from a tabloid newspaper, but always to operate within the law. and i find it impossible, personally knowing the man, to think he would have known about law brea
ABC
Jul 18, 2011 5:30pm PDT
of power in britain. the people of this country shocked to learn that for the last 30 years murdoch and his executives have been dictating policy to the politicians and the police. the murdochs certainly have the ear of britain's prime minister. in 15 months, david cameron has had 26 meetings with murdoch executives. more than twice the number of meetings he's had with any other news organizations. how w werful was rupert murdoch here in britain? >> immensely powerful. the view of every prime minister for the last 30 years s that no one can get elected without the blessing of the patriarch. >> reporter: it is now not clear that either murdoch can survive this crisis. news corporation shares have tumbled. if the company faces criminal charges, it could be forced to unload some of its most lucrative holdings in the u.s., including fox tv. this really is a dynasty on the brink. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >>> and coming up, the retirement revolution. one american city drawing boomers faster than any other. mine was earned over the south pacific in 1943. vietnam, 1967. i got mine
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 5:00am EDT
there will be overflow rooms with television sets. this is really must-see tv today in great britain and for many other places. certainly the united states, which is why there's so much media here today as well. as one british politician put it, it's the three musketeers of the murdoch media empire and the phone-hacking scandal that will appear here later today. they'll be grilled by ten members of a select committee. it doesn't sound like much, it's the committee for culture and media. these hearings will only last an hour for rupert and his 38-year-old son, james murdoch. and another hour following that for rebekah brooks, who was as we know now, the chief executive of murdoch's british newspapers before she suddenly resigned last week. members of parliament in terms of what we're going to hear today, they'll try to get the murdochs and brooks to commit themselves on the record. saying things that they might be able to use against them later. especially if what they say turns out to be misleading. they're not going to be on oath, but they are going to be on what they call here, on hono
NBC
Jul 18, 2011 5:30pm PDT
more here in the u.s. than many first thought. it's still galloping its way through great britain where it is the story. tomorrow we get to hear from rupert murdoch. tonight there's another new development in this. we want to begin our reporting with nbc's stephanie gosk in london. stephanie, good evening. >> good evening, brian. every day since this scandal broke, there seems it be a new bombshell. revelations, resignations, arrests. the last 24 hours are no exception. it's left people in this country wondering and worried what will happen next. the fabled scotland yard is reeling after two sudden resignations of its most senior leadership. sir paul stephenson, the police chief, and his deputy, john yates, career policemen who are the latest casualties in the phone hacking scandal. scotland yard is being accused of mishandling the investigation into "news of the world qug, maintaining at times close relationships with the very people they were supposed to be investigating. police officers accepting bribes from reporters has allegedly been commonplace. stephenson and yates deny an
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 12:00pm EDT
for the people of britain that we represent. this is the most humble day of my kroor and all that has happened i know that we needed to be here today. james and i would like to say how sorry we are for what has happened. especially with regard to listen toing the the voice mail of victims of crime. my company has 52,000 employees. i have led it for 57 years. and i have made my share of mistakes. i have lived in many countries, employed hundreds of honest and hard working journalists. i own nearly 200 newspapers and followed countless stories about people and families around the world. at no time do i remember being as sickened as when i heard what the dowda family had to endure. which i think was last monday week. nor do i recall being as angry as when i was told that the news of the world could have compounded their distress. i want to thank the family for graciously giving me the opportunity a apologize in person. i would like all the victims of phone hacking to know how completely and deeply sorry i am apologizing cannot take back what has happened. still, i want them to know the d
FOX
Jul 19, 2011 6:00am EDT
empire now facing tough questions. >> news corp. chief rupert murdoch set to appear before britain's parliament just hours from now. fox 5 morning news continues now. >>> glad you are with us on this nice and steamy tuesday morning. thank you for waking one fox 5 morning news. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm wisdom martin. the morning rush always busy and it is turning into a traffic head headache for route 29 commuters in silver spring. an overnight accident shut down part of colesville road in both direction and it is still closed. the crash happened just before midnight at the incident are section -- at the intersection of sligo creek parkway. >>> the heat index easily surpassed 100 degrees in many places including 126 in newton, iowa and in tulsa, oklahoma. residents used a record amount of water which could force officials to tighten restrictions. the same weather pat were will spread to the east coast later this week. not a good thing. >> not encouraging news. >> if it is reaching 126 in parts of iowa and oklahoma, that is insane. that is excessive heat in the extreme. it is not goi
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 6:00am EDT
britain is coming down. if it leaps the atlantic to the united states, it's really big trouble. and i feel sorry for murdoch going up against the parliamentary committee because it's going to be very, very tough on him. i don't know if he had anything to do with it. but this is aucwfully high up, joe. it's reached to murdoch's son and the prime minister's office in great britain. this is going to metastasize. >> you hear all of the talk in the press about the murdoches, the murdoches, the murdoches. they don't run the company by themselves. there is a board. and at some point, they're going to tell the murdochs this type of dynasty did not work in egypt. it's not going to work in news corp. you're going to have to step down. and i suspect that you're going to see -- i agree with pat. i don't see how the murdoch family survives this. i don't see how the sons take over the empire. this keeps exploding oochlgt. >> -- exploding. >> a couple of things, the brand has been damaged irreparably already, whatever comes across the states here and the department of education continues, whatever,
FOX
Jul 18, 2011 11:00pm EDT
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CBS
Jul 18, 2011 5:30pm PDT
schieffer. the tabloid phone hacking and police bribery scandal in great britain is growing wider, deeper and more mysterious by the minute. the prime minister cut short an overseas trip to return home. he will address parliament about it. the original whistle-blower was found dead, unexplained causes so far. the top man in scotland yard resigned yesterday and today the yard's number-two man was forced out. elizabeth palmer has our report. >> reporter: ever since that scandal exploded john yates, head of scotland yard's anti- terrorism unit has been a marked man. he decided in 2009 not to reopen a police investigation into illegal phone hacking at the "news of the world" even though for four years several large bags of evidence had been sitting, ignored, in a police lockup. inside, the names of four thousand people who it turned out may have had their phone tapped. today yates quit, but not quietly. >> i have acted with complete integrity, and my conscience is clear. >> reporter: but at this point, that's not enough. public confidence has been so damaged that even a hint of coveru
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 4:00am PDT
sending tremors to the highest levels of power in britain. the people of this country shocked to learn that for the last 30 years murdoch and his executives have been dictating policy to the politicians and the police. the murdochs certainly had the here of britain's prime minister. in 15 months david cameron has had 26 meetings with murdoch executives, more than twice the meeting he's had with any other news organization. >> the view of every prime minister for the last 30 years is that no one can get elected without the blessing of the patriarch. >> reporter: it's not clear if either can survive this crisis. news corporation's shares have tumbled. if they face criminal charges, it could be forced to unload some of its most lucrative holdings in the u.s. including fox tv. this is really a dynasty on the brink. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >> murdoch's london newspapers were infiltrated by hackers last night. vivitors were directed to a story claiming that murdoch had been found dead in the garden of his home after taking poison. the hacking group had promised to quit its il
CNN
Jul 19, 2011 2:00pm PDT
judicial inquiry and a new relationship, certainly in britain between the press and politicians whereby meetings will still go on, but now everything will be open, above board and logged every time. which i think is a reform very much overdue. >> do you have suspicions about the prime minister david cameron that he may have known more than he's acknowledging? >> none whatsoever. and even among the most rabid labor parties i haven't heard anything about the prime minister's integrity. people talk about the judgment in hiring andy coulson, but hiebd sight is absolutely perfe perfect. and many in the press at the time thought it was an inspired appointment. also, mr. coulson's guilt hasn't been proven so far either. so no, the prime minister his integrity isn't called into any kind of question. when he announced a very strong statement tomorrow and his mps backing him. indeed we've had polling in this country showing the conservatives taking a lead over the labor party. so this isn't stirring the public. >> you were asking the questions when that intruder came in with the shaving f
CNN
Jul 18, 2011 8:00pm EDT
bar. someone tried to throw a glass in my face. so many people, particularly mps, in britain, are taking credit for taking apart murdoch's empire. it was sean hoare. he was a good guy. stood up for good values in journalism and so disappointed that andy coulson, who regularly asked him to hack into people's phones, you know, the master of the dark arts turned round when we started getting caught. it wasn't us, so it wasn't me, it was the reporters, and the reporters now are getting, you know, arrested or brought into scotland yard. time and time again, rebekah brooks said we knew nothing about it it wasn't us. and andy coulson said it wasn't us, and that made sean hoare angry it made me angry. you generally shouldn't throw your sheep to the wolves. >> was he worried about something, did he have issues because of the scandal? >> he -- well, i mean, i felt quite stressed for the last two or three weeks particularly, i think my blood pressure is a bit raised. and if you've got an existing i believe heart condition, he looked a bit of a mess recently. and the stress of this wouldn't h
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 3:00pm EDT
improved accountability. we have witnessed the sudden stunning shutdown of britain's biggest selling newspaper, world, and with that gone, 2,000 jobs are gone, and we have seen two police officers resign and also the right-hand woman of rupert murdoch, rebekah brooks. but after weeks of trying to downplay the scandal the murdochs were in the hot seat today facing a rare public grilling before a committee in the house of commons. >> did you or anyone else at your organization investigate this at the time? >> no. >> can you explain why? >> i didn't know of it. >> so, despite the fact that blackmail can result in a 14-year prison sentence, nobody in your uk company brought this fact to your attention? >> blackmail charge, no. >> do you think that might be because they thought you would think nothing of it? >> no. i can't answer. i don't know. >> and then there was this, the day's proceedings suddenly interrupted by a pie-wielding protester aiming for the media mogul only to be thwarted by the quick reactions of his wife, wendi murdoch, who jumped to his defense. ultimately mr. murdoch a
WETA
Jul 19, 2011 7:00pm EDT
phone hacking in britain put media magnate rupert murdoch on the hot seat today before a committee of parliament. along with his son and a former top executive, murdoch faced close questioning, and a closer encounter with a pie plate. outside, the sidewalks were crowded with protesters against the murdochs and their newspapers, and british prime minister david cameron. inside, rupert murdoch was confronted by british lawmakers over allegations that his tabloids hacked the phones of celebrities, royals, slain soldiers, and murder victims. at the outset, he and son james, the current c.e.o. of news corporation, set a tone of contrition. >> these actions don't live up to the standards our company aspires to everywhere around the world. and it is our determination to put things right, make sure this doesn't happen again, and to be the company that i know we've always aspired to be. as for my comments, mr. chairman, and my statement, which i believe was around the closure of "the news of the world newspaper" >> brown: the long-simmering scandal at murdoch's "news of the world" exploded
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 2:35am EDT
new moon ritual. paganism has just been given the status of a religion in britain. and it's growing. some say there are 250,000 followers. so many that british police have issued guidelines for officers should they stumble upon something like this. >> some ceremonies include a blindfolded, naked participant whose hands may be bound. this is in accordance with ritual and has the full consent of the participant. >> reporter: does that happen? >> that relates to one particular ritual which you could find in some groups. it's an initiation rite is what it is. they're going through a death and a rebirth. >> reporter: simon was reborn 11 years ago. his wife used to be involved too. but they've got a kid now and sometimes it's hard to find a sitter. this is a large, large part of your life. >> yes. >> i ask that i may receive the blessing of the element of water. >> reporter: okay, so what is paganism? well, it's pre-christian, and basically, it's the worship of the land, animals, spirits and ancient gods. >> there's more and more people getting more involved. >> why?? >> i think it's beca
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 9:00pm EDT
sloun throughout the empire? is that the key to his pulpibility? >> i think it's okay britain is on fire. that's the heart of many of his own interests in terms of the papers and where his own talents are, but in the business sense, not that big of a deal. if the flames went to america, in a sense it already has, les hinton of the wall street journal is out, market cap of news corp. is down, stories like the one i worked on and others bringing culture into question. somewhat important how they contain it, but every ledge they have built, here's rebekah brooks, here's les hinton, the beast keeps eating, the story will not quit. >> does the size of the story, and therefore, the height of the flames and therefore their chance to bridge other continents dpepd on how much damage this does to cameron and the parliament for cameron himself all either resigned or arrested at this point? it seems like the political fallout in britain is still really continuing. >> i think it's all of the pieces that makes the story so darn interesting, tough to look away. wall street journal today suggesting
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 2:05am PDT
an earthquake, sending tremors to the highest levels of power in britain. the people of this country shocked to learn that for the last 30 years, murdoch and his executives have been dictating policy to the politicians and the police. the murdochs certainly had the ear of britain's prime minister. in 15 months, david cameron has had 26 meetings with murdoch executives. more than twice the number of meetings he's had with any other news organization. how powerful was rupert murdoch here in britain? >> immensely powerful. the view of every prime minister for r e last 30 years is that no one can get elected without the blessing of the patriarch. >> reporter: it is now not clear that either murdoch can survive this crisis. news corporation shares have tumbled. if the company faces criminal charges, it could be forced to unload some of its most lucrative holdings in the u.s. including fox tv.ç this really is a dynasty on the brink. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >> what a drama. and kind of an ironic twist. some of the paper's websites were hacked last night, actually a fake story put
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 4:00am EDT
throughout the empire? is that the key to his pulpibility? >> i think it's okay britain is on fire. that's the heart of many of his own interests in terms of the papers and where his own talents are, but in the business sense, not that big of a deal. this time the number two man in scotland yard. one day after number one man went belly up. and easy to follow flow chart tonight of the tangled relationships between and among murdoch's people and the police and will ask, is it happening here in america as well? >> i think it's all of the pieces that makes the story so darn interesting, tough to look away. wall street journal today suggesting people like you, people like me were far too interested in this and we're engaging by taking joy in the pain and misery of mr. murdoch and the people that work there. at the same time, if you looked at the front page of the wall street journal, splash, big story, three more stories inside. you have an editorial you're ganging up on us, but your own paper, biggest, most important business paper in the world sought it fit to publish four hard-hittin
ABC
Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. >> and a strange new turn of events in britain's phone-hacking scandal. the reporter who blew the whistle on it has been found dead. >> live from phoenix, there is a dust storm, another one rolling through the desert. we'll have latest on that as the news at 6:00 continues. >>> good evening, again, we'll start in washington. president obama and congressional leaders met again today hoping to strike a deal on raising america's debt limit. two sides failed to reach an agreement yet again but the president entered a discussion saying progress is being made as the white house tries to set an optimistic tone. >> unique opportunity is presenting itself here for the united states to do something historic, working together, democrats and republicans. to... significantly reduce our deficit. get debt under control. >> the republican senator is now offering up his own plan and says would slash $9 trillion it would also raise the age for collecting social security benefits to 70. >> this fact is that politicians desire for a career get in the way of doing what is best for the country. we know
CNN
Jul 19, 2011 3:00am PDT
be. the target of what they call in britain, the gutter press. dan rivers, cnn, london. >> it's not clear what if anything rupert murdoch will say when he sits before parliament at 9:30 a.m. eastern time. >> his media empire hangs in the balance many people say as does his career as news corp ceo. it leads to the question of the day and question that's central to today's hearing, do you think that rupert murdoch knew about the phone hacking? >> on facebook, benny says he owns several corporations in different countries. t there's no way he can be involved in day-to-day operation of any of them. >> peter says on our blog, don't know if he did or not. the issue should be why he created a work culture that allowed this to happen. news corp needs to be held accountable and that includes the top officers of the organization. >> and on facebook, if he knew what his company was doing, shame on him. if he didn't know, double shame on him. a lot of different comments this morning. keep them coming. >> send us an e-mail or tweet or contact us on facebook. >> phone hacking hearing just five mi
CNN
Jul 19, 2011 4:00am EDT
>>> i'm zain verjee at cnn in london. in britain, members of parliament will pepper news corp chief rupert murdoch with tough questions later today, outraged over a string of allegations reporters for the paper hacked mobile phones to get scoops. murdoch's apologized. much more on the story justice ahead on "world business today." one of the first journal itss who exposed phone hacking by "news of the world" has been found dead. sean ward said andy coulson hacked into phones. police are not treating the death as suspicious. >>> a u.s. official says a meeting between the u.s. and libya at the weekend was meant to deliver one message, that moammar gadhafi must go. libya called the face-to-face talks in tunisia a first step. the u.s. says the meeting was a one-off event. >>> the women's world cup team soaked up the limelight after bringing japan its first cup title. japan's the first asian nation with a world cup championship. those are the headlines. auto' jane verjee at cnn in london. "world business today" starts now. >> a very good afternoon to you from cnn hong kong, i'm alicia ta
FOX
Jul 19, 2011 5:00am EDT
developing phone hack scandal in britain, all eyes will be on the particle meantery hearing later this morning when rupe are the murdoch gives his testimony. he is not the only one. his son james murdoch and rebecca brooks also will testify before parliament this morning. news of the testimony sent news corp. stock plunging throughout the week. nip who checked yop line for t he -- anyone who checked online was redirected to a site talking about rupert's body being found in his garden. >>> sherry ly has details on some crimes. >> reporter: the guardian angels will be out here on patrol. just yesterday, a man entering the trail here at 8th and edgewood was robbed at gunpoint. the rash of crimes began in may with five incidents along the metropolitan branch trail. police did make an arrest in june but then in july, another spike. yesterday, a man on a bike spoted a young man hanging around the trail. as he passed, the suspect pulled out the gun. he got the victim's wallet and two cell phones. this follows two other robberies in less than two weeks. some who use the trail say it can b
ABC
Jul 18, 2011 11:35pm PDT
just been given the status of religion in britain. it's growing. some say there's a quarter of a million follower. so many that british police issued guidelines for officers should they stumpble upon something like this. >> some ceremonies inclaude a blindfolded naked partitipant whose hands may be bound. this is in accordance with ritual and has the full consent of the participant. does that happen? >> that relates to one particular ritual which you could find in some groups. it's an initiation rite is what it is. they're going through a death into a rebirth. >> reporter: simon was reborn 11 years ago. his wife used to be involved too. but they've got a kid now and sometimes it's hard to find a sitter. this is a large, large part of your life. >> yes. >> i ask that i may receive the blessing of the element of water. >> reporter: okay so what is paganism? well, it's prechristian. basically, it's the worship of the land, animals, spirits and ancient gods. >> more and more people are getting involved in it. >> reporter: why? >> i think because it gives them something back which mod
CBS
Jul 19, 2011 7:00am EDT
energy policy. but we begin with britain's tabloid scandal, and an unprecedented day for the owner at the center of it. rupert murdoch faces questioning by british lawmakers, who want to know more about cell phone hacking, police payoffs, and other alleged wrongdoing by reporters at his newspapers. cbs news correspondent elizabeth palmer is in london outside the house of parliament with the latest. good morning, liz. >> good morning. the murdochs are going to appear in about 2 1/2 hours from now. technically, at a session of the commons committee on culture, media and sports. but i'll tell you, in atmosphere it's much more like a cross between ethics theater and an inquisition. the set for this drama, the splendor of britain's westminster parliament. the star of the show, media titan rupert murdoch who has everything to lose. as investors around the world will be hanging on his every word and gesture. he's a man used to giving orders, not answering questions. especially from politicians who, until very recently, held him in either awe or terror. by his side will be his son james, a se
WHUT
Jul 19, 2011 6:30pm EDT
great britain. her goal is to represent the team at the olympics. she often trains two times a day, once before school and once after. >> getting up at 5:00 in the morning is not get any easier. >> she started swimming at the age of four while she was living in born in the u.k. and in 2007 decided to return here. she boarded at plymouth college where she befriended a diving gold medalist. she has now moved in with her got parents to set up for the olympics. while most teenagers find it difficult to drag themselves out of bed, she has been here since the crack of dawn. she's incredibly committed to his swimming but she is also very focused on her school work. after a cup of coffee with her friend, it is off to school where she is studying for a levels. double economics is followed by double politics in which she is contemplating a career beyond the swimming pool. she has her work perfect and france to catch up with before squeezing in a driving lesson, all before the end of school. what sometimes i get really fed up with it all. you just have to do with the situation you are given.
NBC
Jul 19, 2011 6:30pm EDT
here, the current scandal involving his company is mostly unraveling in great britain where he's already shut down one newspaper. where we know people's cell phones were hacked and where today, murdoch and his son and former employee faced members of parliament in a hearing. both murdochs tried to stay above the fray and then the fray came to them in the form of a guy with a cream pie aimed right at the face of the patriarch. it was that kind of day. it's been that kind of scandal. we begin our reporting here tonight with nbc's stephanie gosk in london, stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening. brian. the police were armed with machine guns outside the front doors of parliament today, a good indication it was not going to be business as usual. many here in london said today that this was one of the most important days in parliament's history. the murdoch's made a business out of covering the story. today, they were the story. the man who runs the second largest media company in the world side-by-side with his son, in front of members of parliament. po apologetic. >> thi
Comedy Central
Jul 19, 2011 1:30pm PDT
to be up in front of congress. >> the firestorm engulfing two of britain's top cops and still threatening even the prime minister david cameron. >> head of scotland yard stepped down amid public outrage yesterday. >> stephen: big deal. who cares if the head of scotland yard resigns. why is scotland yard policing england anyway? call me when the head of england yard resigns. that's news. now thankfully, folks, there is a voice of reason out there. boston friend steve doocy who last friday blew the lid back on to this story with some pr guy who may or may not be employed by rupert murdoch. jimmy, pitch me off a deuce. >> what do you make of what this particular hacking scandal with the news of the world. >> the "news of the world" is a hacking scandal t can't be denied but the issue really is why are so many people piling on at this point. >> avenue's got some serious problems in this country right now. we are teetering on default with. what do they do. they talk about this. >> we know it is a hacking scandal. shouldn't we get beyond it and really deal with the issue of hacking?
PBS
Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
states and britain and elsewhere. how badly has his empire been affected by this scandal? >> well, tuesday is going to be a really fascinating day. rupert murdoch and his son and a former editor, rebekah brooks, will be appearing before parliament and will be answering questions and why they have not acted on it. ed miliband, the leader of the labor party -- labour party, they will be arguing for his power to be curbs. there is a big discussion. in the u.s., and they are investigating. tomorrow and the next days and weeks are going to be fascinating in that respect. >> as always, we thank you very much. on to libya now, where rebels have claimed victory in the battle for a strategic town. there are conflicting reports about whether or not they have complete control of the town which has been held since gaddafi -- by gaddafi since march. most of the gaddafi forces are said to be retreating west. rebels say 12 fighters were killed and hundreds wounded. the capture would mark a major rebel breakthrough in their bid to push westward. the foreign ministers of europe have been meeting i
NBC
Jul 19, 2011 4:00am EDT
, but there will be overflow rooms with tvs. this is must see tv today for all of britain and elsewhere. as one politician here put it, the three musketeers of the murdoch media empire and that phone hacking scandal will appear later today. now, they'll be grilled by ten members of a select committee on media. these hearings will only last for an hour. for rupert and his son james mur dochl doch and another hour for rebecca brooks, who was the chief executive of murdoch's british holdings until she resigned last week. now, members of parliament will try to get the murdochs and brooks to commit themselves to say things on record that could be used against them later. especially if what they say turns out to be misleading. they will be speaking on oath, but on honor. the murdochs and rebecca brooks, on the other hand, will likely try to be as contrite as possible. it's been their strategy of late. apologize, apologize, apologize. no doubt, there will be questions specifically to james murdoch, who had admitted to giving phone hacking victims huge payouts. over $1 million each ba
PBS
Jul 19, 2011 12:30am PDT
the world. this is "newsday." the owner of britain's biggest media empire, rupert murdoch, is to make his first appearance before a committee of british members of parliament on tuesday to face questioning about the phone hacking scandal at the "news of the world." his son james will also give evidence, and will the former boss, rebekah brooks. the scandal has already forced two a senior police officers to resign. >> he is ben yates of the are no longer, resigning just a day after his boss, sir paul stevenson. both paying the price for failing to get to grips with the hacking scandal. so said the mayor of london. >> i regret to say i have just come off the phone john yates, who tendered his resignation. >> boras johnson said both men had jumped and were not pushed. but he made it clear he had done everything he could to encourage them. >> it is a concatenation of issues and questions. it is going to make it very difficult for them to continue to do their jobs in the way they wanted. >> yates began the day determined not to resign, telling colleagues he would not submit to trial b
NBC
Jul 19, 2011 4:00am PDT
must-see tv today for all of britain and elsewhere. as one politician here put it, the three musketeers of the murdoch media empire and that phone hacking scandal will appear later today. now, they'll be grilled by ten members of a select committee on culture, sport and media. it doesn't sound very threatening. these hearings will only last for an hour. for rupert and his son james murdoch and another hour for rebekah brooks, who was the chief executive of murdoch's british holdings until she resigned last week. for the second hour. now, members of parliament will try to get the murdochs and brooks to commit themselves to say things on record that could be used against them later. what brooks and the murdochs, on the other hand, will do, is to be contrite. that's the new buzz word, apologize, apologize, apologize. there are biographers and media experts saying this could only hurt them today, this hearing will not help murdoch nor brooks nor the murdoch empire. lynn, back to you. >> jim maceda in london for us. jim, thanks so much. >>> well, back here at home on capitol hill
CBS
Jul 19, 2011 7:00am PDT
is his son james. members of britain's parliament are asking he and his son james about reported wrongdoing by his newspaper including cell phone hacking and police payoffs. good morning. we are live at 7:00 a.m. on the west coast. i'm rebecca jarvis in for erica hill. >> i'm chris wragge. this is producing interests facts between murdoch's newspapers and scotland yards. >> the british tabloid schedule and unprecedented day for the owner at the center of it. elizabeth palmer is outside parliament with the latest. >> reporter: as you said, the murdochs have been testifying in front of what is technically a committee on media culture and sport. but i can tell you that the atmosphere around here is much more like a cross between epic drama and an imposition. the set for this drama, the splendor of britain's westminster parliament. the star of the show, media titan rupert murdoch. as investors around the world hanging on his every word and gesture. he is used to giving orders and not answering questions especially from politicians who until recently held him in either awe or terror.
ABC
Jul 18, 2011 11:00pm EDT
a new study out of britain. 50% of parents spy on their children through facebook. more said they would do more if they knew how. a tenth said that's why they created a profile. when the children won't accept their friendship request some go through a friend or relative who will accept. >>> this is tonight's hot topics. we want to know if you think it's wrong to keep track of your kids on facebook or if it's just good parenting. you can leave your thoughts on the website. >>> coming up a mother desperate for cash does the unthinkable. she tries to sell her baby. >> you won't believe where police say she tried to sell the baby and what she wanted. >> then a teen is facing murder charges for beating his parents to death way hammer. you won't believe what police say he did after that. no then later,. >> people freak. they think it's something weird and crazy. >> hypnosis to loose weight? a woman trying. is it working? we will find out. another good thing about geico is, they've got, like, real live people working there 24/7. so like say you need to report a claim, alright. a real per
PBS
Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
hour. another police officer has resigned in britain as the phone hacking allegations continue to grow. john yates said he was wrong in 2009 not to reopen the investigation into phone hacking, but has acted with complete integrity. rupert murdoch alongside his son james murdoch and the chief executive of news international here in the u.k. will appear before parliamentary select committee at 2:30 u.k. time. you have been watching news on the bbc. thanks for watching. ♪ ♪ >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its global financial strength to work for a wide range of companies. what can we do for you? >> "bbc world news" was presented by kcet los presented by kcet los angeles.
PBS
Jul 19, 2011 5:30pm EDT
swimming for great britain. her goal is to be at the olympics. she often trains two times a day, once before school and once after. >> getting up at 5:00 in the morning is not get easier. >> she started swimming at the age of four when she was with her family. she was born in the u.k. and decided to return here to pursue her dream. she boarded at plumas college. -- plymouth college. while most teenagers find it hard to drag themselves out of bed in the morning, she has been years since the crack of dawn. she is incredibly committed to his swimming but she is focused on her school work. after a cup of coffee, it is off to school where she is studying for her a levels. she has her work to perfect and friends to catch up with. this is all before the end of school. >> sometimes i get really stressed and fed up. you have to deal with this situation that you are given and you have to deal with both of these things. >> she made a contentious start before representing england. she has struggled. she took a five week break partly because of exams and has now missed out on the squad for the cha
FOX
Jul 19, 2011 7:00am EDT
in front of parliament on britain's phone hacking scandal in less than a half hour top london police official will testify. >>> head of news corp. rupert murdoch is to appear wisdom. >>> british prime minister ordered a special particle meantry session. >> yesterday, scotland yard's number two was forced to design this less than 20 hours after the commissioner himself stepped down. both claim their integrity is intact but staying on would be a distraction amidst intense media coverage of the role police media mail have played here and for hiring a news of the world editor now under arrest at a pr consultant. rebecca brooks who resigned as head of rupert murdoch's newspaper on sunday after she voluntarily went in for questioning. >> the position of rebecca brooks can be simply stated she is not guilty of any criminal offence. the position of the metropolitan police is less easy to understand. >>> government remains politically tainted as well the prime minister david cameron on official business in africa again under pressure to explain why he hired former news of the world editor and
CNN
Jul 19, 2011 7:00pm EDT
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MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 5:00pm EDT
known top cave under pressure. >>> coming up, rupert murdoch tells britain's parliament he knew nothing about that phone hacking scandal and never tried to cover it up. the moat dramatic moment off the day, a man tries to his murdoch in the face with a shaving cream pie. >>> the latest when we return. you're watching "hardball," only on msnbc. has a best-in-class driving range of over 500 miles per tank. so you can catch morning tee time in pebble beach and the afternoon meeting in los angeles all without running out of gas. just make sure you don't run out of gas. ♪ as much as i can about a company before i invest in it. that's why i like fidelity. they give me tools and research i can't get anywhere else. their stock screener lets me search for stocks with more than 140 criteria. i can see what their experts are thinking and even call them to bounce an idea off of one of their investment professionals. a good strategy relies on good insight. if you wanted to learn more about a company, i think you'd actually have to be there. >>> i'm anthony pearson with your cnbc wrap. a hup rally
PBS
Jul 18, 2011 5:30pm PDT
britain today with a second high-level resignation at scotland yard and the death of a whistleblower. good evening, i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, weç get the latest on the scandal including claims of illegal eavesdropping and bribery by journalists working for rupert murdoch's news corp from ned temko of the "london observer." >> ifill: then, we examine president obama's pick to lead a new consumer protection agency. >> woodruff: from indonesia, ray suarez reports on a nation coming to grips with mental health disorders even as its institutions lock up and chain patients. >> this enormous country has almost no psychiatrists,çç leaving the mentally ill with very few options for treatment. >> ifill: kwame holman brings us the latest on the showdown over raising the government's borrowing limit. >> woodruff: and jeffrey brown talks to legendary concert pianist leon fleisher about overcoming a disability that nearly silenced his career. >> if there was a way that i could remain active in music without playing with two hands, well, i
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 11:00pm PDT
hacking scandal in britain. a former top murdoch aide rebekah brooks was arrested yesterday. the top two men resigned over questions about a former news of the world reporter and a whittle blower turned up dead. stephanie gosk is covering the story. michael wolff is author of the man who knows the news inside the secret world of rupert murdoch. to the tangled web that may be the best way to describe this hacking scandal as the parties involved, murdoch's empire, government and the police all have ties one to another. it begins with rupert murdoch, the chief of news corporation, and his son james who handles european news. on friday, les hidden resigned, he ran murdoch's dow jones and published the "wall street journal." rebekah brooks ran the tabloid news of the word and went on to run news international. she quit and was arrested yesterday. brooks' deputy at news of the world was andy colson who ran the paper when much of the hacking was going on. he resigned and became top aide for prime minister who he resigned over the hacking scandal. the prime minister is also friends with rebe
CBS
Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
britain. the deaths now linked to the case as another power player resigns. >>> and parents' dirty little secret. the surprising number who admit to spying on their kids in front of them. slow-cooked porkr, succulet with sweet and smoky barbecue sauce, all on freshly baked bread. subway. eat fresh®. that's me with the blow dryer and the flat iron until i see smoke. so pantene said, "breakage and split ends? no problem." they gave me this pantene called breakage to strength. [ female announcer ] the keratin protection pro-v system helps prevent then repair split ends. zero fear of breakage, 100% more strength. no regrets, just health. i'm not giving up the heat. [ female announcer ] the breakage to strength system [ eves ] years ago, i hurt my shoulder drag racing. that's when i decided to take it easy, so i took up hang gliding. [ female announcer ] a grandpa who refuses to grow up. [ eves ] the pain was bad, but the thought of not being a hang glider pilot was worse. [ female announcer ] that's when eves turned to sutter health's palo alto medical foundation. [ eves ] the doctors
FOX News
Jul 19, 2011 11:00am EDT
, for parliament and for the people of britain whom you represent. this is the most humble day of my career, and all that has happened i know we needed to be here today. james and i would like to say how sorry we are for what has happened, especially with regard to listening to the voice mail of victims of crime. my company has 52,000 employees, i have led it for 57 years, and i have made my share of mistakes. i have lived in many countries, employed thousands of honest and hard-working journalists. i own nearly 200 newspapers of very different sizes and followed countless stories about people and families around the world. at no time do i remember being as sickened as when i heard what the dowler family had to endure, which i think was last monday week. nor do i recall being as angry as when i was told that the "news of the world" could have compounded their distress. i want to thank the dowlers for graciously giving me the opportunity to apologize in person. i would like all the victims of phone hacking to know how completely and deeply sorry i am. apologizing cannot take back what
CBS
Jul 19, 2011 7:00pm EDT
the 1960s he moved into britain, buying up the "news of the world" and later the "times" of london. in the '70s he took aim at new york where he'd add the "new york post" and the "wall street journal." his satellite t.v. empire includes the fox network in the u.s., sky in europe, star t.v. in asia. >> i love the free market. it's certainly been very good to me. >> reporter: but the same market is now punishing him, while stock in news corporation rebounded today, it's fallen 12% since the scandal began. >> my company has 52,000 employees. i have led it for 57 years and i have made my share of mistakes. >> reporter: those mistakes might sink another c.e.o., but murdoch still controls 38% of the voting stock of news corporation. he does not, however, own a controlling interest in his reputation says "vanity fair"'s sara ellison. >> to the extent that he can survive as the same kind of zed powerful entity i think is really in question. the spell is broken. people who believe who believeda genius business executive now really don't anymore. >> reporter: only recently "forbes" magazine
FOX
Jul 19, 2011 5:00am PDT
pushed stocks only 2% higher. >>> time now 5:20. doctors in britain make an unusual finding. an extra nipple on a woman's foot. how rare is that? >>> and a large cloud of dust covers phoenix. why this kind of storm is only found in three areas of the world. >>> good morning. san mateo bridge traffic looks good getting out to the peninsula. more about the morning commute and the bay area weather. >>> good morning. low clouds and fog some fog. making a bit of an inland surge there. did not have that yesterday. temperatures by the coast 60s, 70s around the bay. low to mid-80s away from the coast. slightly warmer. >>> a large dust storm covered phoenix for the second time in less than two weeks. the national weather service says the dust was 3,000 feet high. little more than half a mile. winds and gusting up to 40 miles an hour. the storm began to clear within an hour but did delay some flights at the phoenix airport. this type of dust storm is called a ha boob and only found in arizona, sahara desert and middle east because of their dry climates and sand. >>> midwest will be cranki
CBS
Jul 19, 2011 4:30am PDT
today. the strange new twist to britain's phone hacking scandal. that's coming up. ,,,,,,,,,, save them. presenting woolite complete. it cleans your jeans, and won't torture your tanks. so your clothes stay looking and fitting like new. woolite. long live your wardrobe. >>> your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. >>> an all-night search continues for a missing wind surfer on the san francisco bay. why the coast guard is still hopeful she could be alive. >> it's insane. now? the police think that we're -- you know, the police think that we're stupid. >> police try to stem the outrage over a deadly shooting in san francisco. the evidence they say proves the suspect fired first. >>> good morning, it's tuesday, july 19. i'm grace lee. frank is off. we'll have all your news in just a moment but first a quick check of the traffic and weather. we start off with kristy seifkin. good morning. >> good morning. it's going great. after having lots of cloud cover last week people are like, when is the sun going to come? it's back into the picture. warm temperatures. 84 today in concor
FOX News
Jul 19, 2011 3:00pm EDT
reportedly threw a pie at him other tried to and the man who is said to be a comic in great britain is under arrest now, and the c.e.o. later returned without his jacket to finish answering the last of the questions. and now our reporter from london with the story. >> and, a committee member commending mrs. murdoch for her impressive left hook during that, but it has been a day of publicized hearings into the phone hacking scandal. british lawmakers demand answers would knew what and when. and apologizing do victims and saying mistakes were made, murdoch today said he cannot be held responsible for the scandal at "news of the world," saying he was left down by people he trusted and he is the person to clean it up. >> this total thing happened on your watch, murdoch, have you considered resigning. >>guest: no. >> why not? >> because i feel that people i trusted, i don't know what level, let me down and i think they behaved disgrace flies and portrayed the company and me and it is for them to pay. i think i'm the best person to clean this up. >> he is saying that the firm certainly failed to l
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 4:00pm PDT
will not end with this hearing in parliament. there is a criminal probe underway in britain. now abc news learned u.s. justice department will investigate news corporation to see if american employees engaged in a conspiracy to pay bribes to british police. >> the san francisco chronicle executive vice president and editor at large phil bronstein gave his take today, spoke on "7 live" about responsible of an editor. >> we keep eye on issues of sourcing. interesting information comes to our attention, we want to know from my reporter where did you get that information? >> bronstein think there's is a different culture at work in london and because of previous scandals here in the u.s. most private eyes refuse to engage in phone hacking here. >> san francisco supervisors take a look taking a vote that will determine when or if at and t could offer u-verse cable in the city, would have to install hundreds of these boxes to support the service. opponents say they're not only eye sore buzz they're magnets for excuse me, for graffiti. abc 7 carolyn tyler joins us live with the story. >> th
FOX News
Jul 18, 2011 10:00pm EDT
hacking scandal that is rocking britain there are new developments. two of murdoch's top executives resigned on the same day. les hinton ceo of news corp's dow jones division and publisher of the "wall street journal" quit friday. and brooks resigned as chief executive of news international. two days later sunday brooks is arrested in connection to the scandal. it isn't just news corp executives resigning. two top british police officers have resigned. commissioner sir paul stevenson resigned sunday. today scotland yard's commissioner yates stepped done. there's more. former news of the world reporter sean hoare was found dead in his home today. he was the first to come forward. coulson has resigned as the prime minister's press secretary. police are investigating hoare's death saying it is not considered to be suspicious. investigators claim the tabloid hacked into the voice mail accounts of several high profile people and victims of tragedy. the controversy is not over. 9:30 eastern time tomorrow, rupert murdoch and his john james murdoch are scheduled to testify before members of
CSPAN
Jul 18, 2011 8:30pm EDT
pakistani civilians. we have news evidence which says that's wrong. good evening is britain's biggest and most important police force merely inexcept or corrupt or possibly both? you can forgive people for wondering. public confidence in the police is said to be rocking after two high-profile resignation. the met police chief admitting he took a free stay at a health spa, a botched initial investigation into phone-hacking and tonight the revelation that a former senior executive at "the news of the world" was working for the met at the same time. how far wan we trust the yard and the people who run it. here is richard watson. >> reporters would meet some of the met's most senior officers in this wine bar a stone's throw from east scotland yard. they were were told on drinking materials. something which made other police officers deeply uncomfortable. but the latest he revelations in this fast who have moving story appear to show relationships went even deeper than this. they will always want to serving police officers for information. iters part of the job some police though it is all
FOX
Jul 19, 2011 9:00am EDT
rocking britain news corp. chairman rupert murdoch and former newspaper editor rebecca brooks preparing to give testimony to a particle meantry panel in the next half hour british lawmakers are expected to grill them on allegations reporters hacked into phone messages. >> rupert murdoch might be late his car was surrounded by a mob outside earlier and he had to turn back a top london police chief has been answering questions over an hour we are joined by wisdom martin with the latest on what is happening in england. >> well, this keeps growing, all eyes on particle meantry enchoir for the much antis -- enquiry for the much anticipated executives we are waiting for murdoch's son jamess in charge of news corp.'s european operations and mr. murdoch himself. rebecca brooks who resigned as editor of news international newspaper is scheduled to testify next hour. >>> a second resignation from scotland yard, followed one from sunday. they said staying on would be a distraction. >>> during the last hour the commissioner admitted to making mistakes. >> the material is repugnant, with hind site w
FOX News
Jul 19, 2011 6:00pm EDT
? >> you expect to be coverage in britain where rupert murdock is a large figure and has a large role in the nation's media. a little bit surprising is the extent of the coverage in the united states. it's been something that touched gleeful about it from some of our and our boss mr. murdock's competitors. unmistakable. >> thanks. the f.b.i. arrested 16 members of the hacking group anonymous today in a sweep that stretched across the country. agents issued 30 to 40 search warrants. the group has claimed responsibility for numerous cyber attack against government and corporate websites around the world. the a.t.f. gun running operation known as operation fast and furious resulted in nearly two dozen arrests. but most of the people arrested were released. almost immediately. correspondent william la jeunesse looks into why. >> hi. >> hi. i'm looking for mr. carille? >> what is it regarding? >> are you aware of the gun indictment, the indictment regarding purchase of fire arms? >> at the center of fast and furious, 20 defendants all accused of trafficking guns to mexico. >> we feel very
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